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ukase

[ yoo-keys, -keyz, yoo-keys, -keyz ]
/ yuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz /
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noun
(in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
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Origin of ukase

1720–30; <French <Russian ukáz,Old Russian ukazŭ, noun derivative of ukazati to show, indicate, assign, command, equivalent to u- prefix + kazati to show, order

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British Dictionary definitions for ukase

ukase
/ (juːˈkeɪz) /

noun
(in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
a rare word for edict

Word Origin for ukase

C18: from Russian ukaz, from ukazat to command
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